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The Shining - 5) Part Three: The Wasps’ Nest Chapters 14 On the Roof and 15 Down in the Front Yard Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 14, Jack is angered when he is stung by a bee from a wasps’ nest hidden in the flashing of the Overlook’s roof. He had been thinking about his play, which he feels is going well, and not paying attention for wasps. He feels the play has been a roadblock to his recovery and that once it is finished, he will be able to move ahead. Jack thinks about the way that his life might compare to that wasps’ nest as he considers himself “stung” with the conditions of a hard to control temper and his ensuing alcoholism. He thinks about the incident with George Hatfield. He’d had to throw George off the debate team even though the boy was a good debater because he stuttered. George...

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